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Love Is Enough
The print Love Is Enough pays tribute to Morris' many skills as a writer, poet and typographer. The title phrase from the play of the same name printed in the Morris typeface from the Kelmscott Press.
"Love is Enough" by William Morris
Love is enough: though the world be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the skies be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,
And this day draw a veil over all deeds passed over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter:
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.
Born on 24 March 1834 in Walthamstow, located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, world-renowned British Heritage Artist William Morris is regarded by many as one of the greatest designers of his time, and one of the most outstanding figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Morris’ closeness to nature as a child would later prove vital in cementing his name as the biggest contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts.
In 1861, he started a decorating business with a group of friends: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., would provide beautiful, handcrafted products and furnishings for the home. Morris’ works were inspired by the wonders of nature which he was surrounded by as a child at Epping Forest and later in his life, the nature surrounding his residence at the Kelmscott House; a homage to his previous home in the countryside, Kelmscott Manor.
Coupled with his desire to provide affordable ‘art for all’ and driven by his boundless enthusiasm, his decorating business had a highly prolific output of elegant natural patterns. Over the next 150 years the company, then simply known as Morris & Co., became the household brand for wallpaper and fabric design.
|Collection||Morris & Co.|
|Style||Love is Enough|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Strap Material||Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh|
|Movement||Japanese Quartz Movement|
|Glass Type||Anti Reflective, Single Domed Sapphire Crystal Glass|
August Berg introduces a new collection inspired by the designs of William Morris, a legendary British heritage brand, regarded by some as one of the most outstanding figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement. A selection of Morris & Co.’s internationally recognised designs reimagined as timepieces through August Berg, a Danish designed watch brand.
A 21st century celebration of well-loved Morris & Co. designs, including Pimpernel, Strawberry Thief and Forest Hare. Printed on the August Berg dial that acts as the perfect base to accentuate the richness of the collection's jewel-coloured tones, elevating both August Berg's and Morris's timeless and iconic designs.
August Berg timepieces are identifiable by its iconic anti-reflective, single-domed Sapphire Crystal dial window, which delivers a striking and unparalleled view into the dial with its concave shape.
The watches will feature prints and textures created more than a century ago by renowned designer and co-founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, William Morris.
A passionate, curious and creative soul, his latest artistic collaboration - Morris & Co. X August Berg timepieces are inspired by strong Danish classic design tradition, Morris & Co.’s British heritage, combined with a modern vintage twist.
“I am excited to have been given the opportunity to create a new design classic for August Berg and not least to share it with the world. August Berg’s story and brand ethos resonates positively with me.
It sends the timely and important message of making conscious choices with our time, for ourselves and for the world around us”, says Magnus Joergensen.
August Berg has partnered with the Human Practice Foundation and for every watch sold, together we will give a child in Asia and Africa at least 6 months of quality education, and with 20,000 watches we will build a schoool together.
The aim is to have a long term positive impact for children, their families and their community across Asia and Africa.